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Basic Defender Course optimizes training for high-end fight
April 15, 2024
Security Forces technical training students raise their hands as they recite the Security Forces pledge during the Basic Defender Course graduation at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Jan. 16, 2024. The 343rd Training Squadron is optimizing training to ensure Defenders are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle evolving threats in a modern era. The 343 TRS Security Forces technical training is one of the key components in the Defender Next initiative, where the career field is undertaking the largest shift in the schoolhouse in over two decades.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Vanessa R. Adame)

Future Defenders practice tactical skills at JBSA-Camp Bullis
July 14, 2023
Future Defenders practice tactical skills at JBSA-Camp Bullis

Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine inspires Airmen with healthy dinner, cooking demo
June 20, 2023
Chef Robert Irvine visits Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland

Defenders recognized for helping rescue woman attacked by yellow jackets
June 5, 2023
37th Training Wing leadership publicly recognize Security Forces Instructors who help rescue woman being attached by yellow jackets.

Military training leader creates app, saves hours of in-processing Security Forces students
September 15, 2022
Man stands in front of a building while posing with his arms across his chest. He is looking at the camera.

14th Annual Defender Ruck honors fallen Airmen
November 30, 2021
Airmen carry a guidon during the defender ruck

Mom, son celebrate Air Force achievements
April 21, 2021
Tech. Sgt. Nessie McCray, 344th Training Squadron, and her son, Airman Basic Jaylen Netterville, 343rd Training Squadron, share lunch at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, April 15, 2021. Both look forward to graduating and beginning their new careers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Agnes Koterba)

First five Master Military Training Leaders selected in 37th TRW
January 15, 2021
Five noncommissioned officers now have the distinction of being the first Military Training Leaders in the 37th Training Wing to wear the aiguillette of the Master MTL.

JBSA joint, Total Forces practice sling loading skills
December 30, 2020
U.S. Air Force Reserve Component Airmen assigned to the 74th Aerial Port Squadron, Texas Army National Guard Soldiers from the 2nd Company, 149st Aviation Regiment and 108th Aviation Regiment, and active-duty members from the Air Force Special Warfare Training Support Squadron participate in a helicopter rigging mission, Dec. 15, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Annex, Texas.

Volunteers serve food to new BMT recruits
May 17, 2020
Volunteers Serve Food to New Recruits

343rd Training Squadron Airmen volunteer at Veterans Day event
November 15, 2019
Staff Sgt. Victor Medina-Ornelas, 343rd Training Squadron Block One Instructor, shakes the hand of a veteran at a Veterans Day ceremony at Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation in San Antonio Nov. 8.

Fallen Security Forces Airmen honored at 12th Annual Defender Ruck
November 12, 2019
Security Forces Airmen celebrate crossing the finish line after a 4-mile ruck. Over 1,100 Security Forces Airmen gathered for the 12th Annual Defender Ruck, hosted by the 343rd Training Squadron, in honor of all 186 Defender Airmen who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom, Nov. 8, here.

Technology, AFWERX, helping SF Academy graduates become more lethal, ready
June 4, 2019
Airman 1st Class Valric Suyom, a recent graduate of the Security Forces apprentice course, participates in a use of force training scenario in the Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives, or MILO, simulator as Staff Sgt. James McKinney, 343rd Training Squadron instructor, guides the training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland May 29. The MILO system puts student in various interactive use of force training scenarios, including the potential application of deadly force, through the use of enhanced video screens.